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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Grave of Charles Stratton

The final resting place of a circus performer who went by the pseudonym "General Tom Thumb."
Ridge, New York

Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

The second-largest (of only two in the world) large particle collider is the underdog of experimental physics.
Calverton, New York

F-14 Grumman Memorial Park

A tribute to the hard-working men and women of Grumman, who crafted F-14 fighter jets.
Greenport, New York

Mitchell Park

A large camera obscura, constructed entirely from digitally fabricated components.
East Hampton, New York

Green River Cemetery

This backwater graveyard in the Hamptons became a trendy burial spot and posthumous status symbol for famous artists.
Water Mill, New York

Water Mill Museum

Once the center of food production for this small town.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
Williamstown, Massachusetts

The Spruces

This abandoned neighborhood is now a park filled with beautiful trees, wildflowers, and hints of its past.
Cohoes, New York

Site of the Cohoes Mastodon

A 13,000-year-old mastodon skeleton was found during the construction of a 19th-century New York mill.
Troy, New York

Grave of Uncle Sam

The original Uncle Sam was actually a New York meatpacker who is buried under this historic grave.
Troy, New York

First Baptist Church of Troy

This historic church with a connection to "Uncle Sam" is now a fraternity house.
Troy, New York

Troy Gasholder Building

This relic of 19th-century infrastructure is one of the few remaining coal gas storage tanks in the U.S.
Troy, New York

Woodside

A man used his Civil War-era fortune to build this sanctuary in memory of his wife.
Albany, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Johnny Ro Veterans Memorial Park

Funded entirely by volunteers and donors this military memorial features a tank with a comedy line on its barrel.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed

The proud hometown of an American legend has honored their favorite son with what seems to be a gravestone.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Grave of Joseph Palmer

The right to a full beard is honored by the grave of a man who was attacked and jailed due to his facial hair.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Newbury, Massachusetts

Plum Island Pink House

This picturesque abandoned home is rumored to be a spite house.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Burlington, Vermont

Tallest Filing Cabinet on Earth

This 38-drawer structure claims the superlative title, but it isn't the world's only giant filing cabinet.